• Posted:Monday, April 19, 2010
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Floating bikes could soon feature in London
If you're of an adventurous spirit, it could be fun to book a hostel in London for some time in the future, as it's possible that floating bicycles could soon be a bit of a tourist attraction.

This is just one suggestion contained within the Monster Raving Loony Party's manifesto, which Knigel Knapp - one of Hackney North and Stoke Newington's parliamentary candidates and who, according to BBC News, bills himself as the shadow minister for big fibs and blatant lies - said could be used to traverse the city's canals.

I think this is a fantastic idea - it's all kinds of green and would help people keep fit and healthy, while ridding the necessity of some of the cars on the streets of the big smoke. Of course, you may look somewhat silly going to work on one of these contraptions - and the risk is there that you may plunge into chilly water, having to squelch all the way into the office instead of arriving nice and dry - but imagine how much fun it would be. I know who I'm voting for anyway (although I'm not technically voting for anyone, not being a British citizen. Come on, Monster Raving Loony Party!)

You could even use these rather delightful inventions - known as Loony Bikes, of course - to get yourself to one of the many big pink bubble events going on in the city this summer. Lots of parks are involved and will welcome Portavilion's marshmallow-esque tent between May and September, featuring performances from Sadler's Wells and Siobhan Davies Dance among lots of others.

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